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today handed over command of u.s. and nato led troops in afghanistan. now oversea the process of transferring security to afghan forces. general patraeus takes over as cia director. during his year in afghanistan, he oversaw the arrival of 30,000 additional troops to stop the momentum of the growing insurgency there. anita and anny. >> we are out here on the terrace and we're not the only ones in the soup. it's across the whole country. >> yeah, in the midwest, temperatures are in the upper 90s. and it's going to be some really intense, dangerous heat coming this way as we are trying to warn everyone. here's a look at those conditions. look out to the far west, des moines, st. louis, heat advisories and warnings in effect because of the intense. when you factor in the humidity, heat index levels well over 100 degrees. so we're going to get some of that in the next couple of days. we also have to deal with storms later tonight and tomorrow. right now in our area, temperatures in the 90s. around downtown, 91 degrees. in gaithersburg, 90. when you factor in the humidity, it feel
would say you have done far than enough. came in a remote part of afghanistan. a bullet went through both his legs. instead of ducking for cover, he lunges for that grenade and hurls it back. but as he did so, it detonated. the sergeant sacrificed his right hand to save the lives of eight of his comrades and president obama told the story as he presented that medal. >> i had never seen someone hurt so bad. his soldiers were amazed at what leroy did next. despite his wounds, he remains calm. he put on his own turnakit and continued to leave, giving orders. even telling the medics how to treat his wounds. >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad to be our heros. all uniformed services. >> you know, these brave souls say the same thing, don't they? i was just doing my job. the medal says it differently. it says for bravery above and beyond the call of duty and by the way, the sergeant is the only, or is only the second living service member from afghanistan to earn this medal. anita. >> wow. derek, thank you. a
and afghanistan discharged because of post-traumatic stress disorder will now get disability benefits they had been denied. that as a result of a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by veterans who say p.t.s. can be a crippling decision. >> reporter: serving her country but leaving the military on a far different note than she ever dreamed. >> shameful. i left with nothing. >> reporter: amy deployed three different times to both iraq and pakistan in three and a half years. while on those missions she says she experienced unrelenting combat-related stress. coming under frequent mortar attacks. when she came home she just wasn't the same. >> everything scared me. every little noise. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and medically discharged her without the medical benefits she was entitled to. >> they were told they are no longer fit to serve their military careers. >> the law has always been they should get benefits. we noticed a few years ago. and it is going back at least to 9/11 they have been discharged without these benefits. >> reporter: so attorney
troops in places like kuwait, afghanistan, and iraq. >> people don't have high expectations for an actor with a band, let's face. i like to surprise them. >> his foundation is helping raise money to build homes for wounded veterans. the job training and other needs. for 18 months, the camera crew followed his band. the result, a movie, lieutenant dan band for the common good. available on the internet. one out of every $4 will go to his charitable foundation. >> it's a good first-hand look at the kind of people we have serving in our military. why they do it, how dedicated they are. what they're going through, you know, what the people that support them are going through. what their families are going through. >> he's not doing this for money or a photo op. he has been moved by the stories of the men and women in uniform and he doesn't want them to be forgotten. lisa silvester, cnn, washington. >>> and that movie can be seen at ltdanbandmovie.com. thanks for joining us for 9news now at 5:00. 9news now at 6:00 starts right now. >> this is 9news now. >> as to the charge of first- degr
all over america. a tribute to our armed forces. >> my stepson is a marine. he's over in afghanistan, so we're just waiting for him to get home. >> floats and vehicles of all kinds. >> i'm driving around on the fourth of july in the middle of dc. life couldn't be better. >> many options to cool off. including some unusual ice cream from dallas. >> a chilly flavored ice cream bar. oh my gosh. after the parade, people headed over to the smithsonian folk festival. ♪ [ music ] where columbia was showcased. ♪ [ music ] the music was hot. the food was spicey. and throughout the celebration, folks did not forget the true meaning of a fourth of july. >> freedom. >> what is that? >> as simple as that. >> right now folks are taking a break. in about an hour, we'll have a concert beginning on the other side of the monument. it will feature military bands, of course at 8:00 we're going to have more information. we're also going to have another concert. that's on the west lawn of the u.s. capital and the fireworks around 9:15 or so. we'll be here and bringing you all the action. repor
's husband plans to move his family back to afghanistan. he thinks they may be safer there. bruce leshan, 9news now. >>> coming up at 6:00, we're going to hear from the woman who was awakened the next night by a man trying to breakthrough her bedroom window. lesli. >>> we have an update to a story we first brought you in march. curt brooks was headed home from work one night when he appeared a drunken driver on i- 95. so curt did what he does best, he videotaped it. andrea mckaren was in stafford county court where all of this played out with finality today. >> yes, it did. one of our colleagues part of a news story. it turned out his video tape proved critical to the conviction. >> okay, he is about ready to head on collision. oh my god. >> the video is heart stopping and in a courtroom today, a judge watched the tape showing the alleged driver nearly causing a head on collision. >> he almost did. >> it was very compelling. it was clear that this is not just somebody weaving down the road. he almost killed somebody. >> curt brooks had followed the driver more than 25 miles and led po
in afghanistan, since june he says he's received excellent care at walter reed and sorry to see it go. >> it's a bummer it's closing >> there's no room to expand to meet the changing demands of the complexity of the warriors we have now. >> reporter: the army's golden knights parachute team added some excitement to a melancholy atmosphere as hundreds came to say goodbye. >> we are absolutely thrilled we have so many people come out to acknowledge the historic event that represents. 100 years of service. >> reporter: in a ceremony called casing the colors the walter reed army medical center flag was rolled up by the center's command sergeant maker marking the inactivation of the unit. >> it was sad. it was the end of a very historical era but it was also the beginning of joy. >> reporter: walter reed will no longer be an army hospital but the name of the famous army doctor who helped eradicate yellow fever will carry over to bethesda naval hospital. that will be named walter reed national military center. >> we're taking the legacy, moving to it bethesda and entering a new era of joint medici
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